French airport operator Aéroports de Paris (ADP) has been selected to design and supervise the expansion of Sharjah International in the UAE.
The company’s ADP Ingénierie subsidiary will assist with the $410m expansion of the airport, increasing its capacity from 11 million to 17.5 million.
ADP Ingénierie says it will "enhance the passenger experience", including flow segregation in departures and arrivals, and will create additional aircraft parking stands.
Gratien Maire, ADP Ingénierie’s chief executive, said: "This new contract rewards our know-how in airport design in a part of the world where we are very active. Our team of experts will be deployed in Sharjah.
"One of the challenges will be to maintain the airport capacity and operations at all times during the execution of the construction packages."
Work on the project is due to begin in 2019.
Image: Sharjah International (Wikimedia Commons/Konstantin von Wedelstaedt)